The Palestine Triangle: The struggle for the Holy Land, 1935-48 by Nicholas Bethell
"Bethell's assessment of British policy in Palestine recalls America in Vietnam: she should not have gotten involved in the first place. But no one could have foreseen the results of conflicting promises to Jews and Arabs given in exchange for support in World War I. No one anticipated the shift in British strategic interests, the Arab revolt of the 1930s, World War II, the Holocaust, or the exhaustion of Britain herself and the demise of the Empire. To this well-known story of the Palestine mandate during the crucial years 1935-48, the British journalist and author (The Last Secret, 1974) injects fresh insights via recently available British and American documents and dramatic testimony from many of the participants, especially British soldiers serving in Palestine."
- Kirkus Review, Sept. 21st, 1979.